June 2011: Green Building Special Report

 

The solar-power industry faces many challenges, and not all of them are of the...

With solar and wind energies maturing as recognized alternative-power sources, there are other alternatives...


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| June 2011
In the past few years, hundreds of thousands of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have been installed for residential (dwelling) units, commercial buildings, industrial faciliti

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A new design for thin-film solar cells that requires significantly less silicon and may boost the efficiency is the result of an industry/academia collaboration between Oerli

| June 2011
When selling any type of electrical system, including fire and life safety systems, you can get caught up in a sales dilemma: you need the work, but you feel you must reduce y

| June 2011
In the Herculean effort to wean the nation off fossil fuels, energy efficiency and renewable power share a common obstacle: cost.

| June 2011
Always a trailblazer, California has taken the bold step of increasing its renewable portfolio standard, which has helped inspire other states but is still comparatively high

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